La Fontaine's Fables (Grasshopper)

Object Name
pen and ink on paper
Credit Line
Purchased with funds from an Anonymous Donor, with support from the Dedalus Foundation, 1998
Object Number
Not currently on display but Available for viewing on Wednesdays from 1-4:30 in the Prints and Drawings Study Centre


Overall: 12.1 x 7.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 in.)

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Signed on verso in brown ink: Motherwell / 1945
Inscribed on verso in brown ink: Motherwell / 1945; verso in graphite: Grasshopper / of "Grasshopper / + Ant" 7785 D [circled]; Backmat in felt tip marker: D48-16 [crossed out] / D45-16; backmat in graphite: PH 49-8; backmat in black ball point pen: 26B [circled]; strainer in felt tip marker: D7785; strainer in graphite: D16 AI; label on frame in blue ball point pen: 49/8; label on frame in brown felt tip pen: INV D45-16AI; label on frame in graphite, inside, on masking tape: MOTHERWELL 7785-D-11-15
Gallery Label on strainer: JUDSON ART WAREHOUSE /. . FLOOR / ROOM / PIECE / 2WT / 7379 / 527; Gallery Label on strainer: OLLENDORFF FINE ARTS/ ... Lot No. 5935 Piece No. 704; Window mat, verso: 2 3/4 11/ 15 Mother- WS 7785 D
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